FEATURED ARTICLES

Malika III: Shajarat Al-Durr
Our third story is that of Shajarat al-Durr, the first woman to sit upon an Egyptian throne since Cleopatra, nearly 1,300 years before.
LEARN MORE
OBITUARY: Ahmed Zewail 1946-2016
A personal encounter. A candle extinguished, but his light will continue to shine: AHMED ZEWAIL 26/02/1946, Egypt - 02/08/2016, USA
LEARN MORE
Malika II: Radiyya bint Iltutmish
Popularly referred to as Razia Sultana, this is the story of Radiyya bint Iltutmish written by Tom Verde. Born in 1205, Budaun, Radiyya bint Iltutmish, also known as Raziya al-Din...
LEARN MORE
Malika I: Khayzuran & Zubayda
From Indonesia to Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria, Senegal to Turkey, it is not particularly rare in our own times for women in Muslim-majority countries to be appointed and elected to high offices—...
LEARN MORE
Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, otherwise commonly known as Ahmad Baba for short, was a well-known teacher, professor, philosopher, Arabic grammarian and an author of...
LEARN MORE
An Obituary: Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim
We have just received the sad news of the passing of Professor Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim. He passed away in his sleep this morning 15th April 2015 Wednesday. May he rest in peace, and may his family...
LEARN MORE

Pages

LATEST ARTICLES

When Ridhwan al-Sa’ati Anteceded Big Ben by More than Six Centuries
The following article by Abdel Aziz al-Jaraki, a scholar from Damascus, describes the context of the...
LEARN MORE
The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu Masters
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by...
LEARN MORE
Al-Razi on Smallpox and Measles
This article by Dr. Abdulnasser Kaadan shows that as early as the 9th century, the well known Muslim...
LEARN MORE
The Syriac-speaking Christians and the Translation of Greek Science into Arabic
This article by Professor John Healey, describes the key role in the development of Muslim science which was...
LEARN MORE
Safi al-Din al-Urmawi and the Theory of Music
In this detailed and well documented article, Dr. Fazli Arslan describes the work of one of the most...
LEARN MORE
Scandinavia and Ibn Fadlan
This short article provides brief accounts of Ibn Fadlan's observation on Scandinavia and a people he calls...
LEARN MORE